Baker Library (Harvard Business School) - Covers most aspects of management including such specialties as accounting and control, agribusiness, banking, business and economic history, commerce, economic philosophy, finance, information technology, international business, management education, manufacturing, marketing, political economy, and transportation.
Bancroft Library - University of California, Berkeley.
One of the largest and most heavily used libraries of manuscripts, rare books, and unique materials in the United States, Bancroft supports major research and instructional activities and plays a leading role in the development of the University's research collections.
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Yale University's principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences. In addition to its general collection of rare books and manuscripts, the library houses the Yale Collection of American Literature, the Yale Collection of German Literature, the Yale Collection of Western Americana, and the Osborn Collection. The Beinecke collections afford opportunities for interdisciplinary research in such fields as medieval, renaissance, and eighteenth-century studies, art history, photography, American studies, the history of printing, and modernism in art and literature. Books and manuscripts at Yale have been extensively described since 1926 in the Yale University Library Gazette," available in many libraries.
BFI Reuben Library - Provides access to a large collection of documentation and information on film and television. As a major national research collection, the main priority is to provide comprehensive coverage of British film and television, but the collection itself is international in scope.
Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt) - Composed of the Main Library, considered the largest reading room of the world, and a number of specialized libraries: The Children's Library, the Young People's Library and the Taha Hussein Library for the Blind and Visually Impaired serve the specific needs of their users. The special collections of the library include the Arts & Multimedia Library, the Manuscript Reading Room, the Microfilm Reading Room, the Rare Books & Special Collections Reading Room, the Nobel Section, and the Shadi Abdel Salam Collection.
Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Library - The BOP Library has nearly 5,000 books, Government documents, statistical and organizational publications covering corrections and criminal justice topics.
Cal Maritime Library - One of the few maritime research libraries in the world. The library holds over 35,000 books and over 270 magazine and journal titles. It also provides over 12,000 online magazine and journal titles as well as several thousand e-books. Located in Vallejo, California.
California Digital Library (CDL) - University of California's "library without walls " includes Online Archive of California (OAC), Counting California, Melvyl Catalog, California Periodicals Database, electronic journals, specialized and reference resources.
California State Library - The State Library, under the direction and control of the State Librarian, an appointee of the Governor, has responsibility to collect, preserve, generate and disseminate a wide array of information; to serve as the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature; to advise, consult with, and provide technical assistance to and outreach programs for California's public libraries.
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) - A project aimed at bringing about a large-scale public digital library. It was launched by Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet & Society in 2010, with financial support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and several other funders. The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items-photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more-from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States.
ETH Zurich - ETH Library, established in 1855, is the largest public natural scientific and technical library in Switzerland and has a major influence on technical developments in Swiss libraries in general. Search the NEBIS Library Catalogue, Research Collection, E-Periodica, ETH Data Archive, E-Pics Image Catalogues, Material-Archiv, Graphische Sammlung and Archival Databases.
European Library, The - A free service that offers access to the resources of the 47 national libraries of Europe in 20 languages. Resources can be both digital or bibliographical (books, posters, maps, sound recordings, videos, etc.). Currently The European Library gives access to 150 million entries across Europe.
Folger Shakespeare Library - Located on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare materials and to major collections of other rare Renaissance books, manuscripts, and works of art.
Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library (University of Georgia) - Consists of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Georgiana Collection, the University of Georgia Archives and Records Management. The Library serves the University scholarly community, as well as scholars and researches worldwide. Subject interests include Georgia, Book Arts, Theater, Music, History, Literature, Journalism and Genealogy.
Harold B. Lee Library (Brigham Young University) - Preserves and houses materials requiring regulation. Because of their uniqueness, value, or fragility, these materials are given great care to protect them from damage or theft and to ensure their proper long-term use.
Harvard Business School: Baker Library - Baker Library collects books, pamphlets, journals, newspapers, and magazines on all aspects of management plus such specialties as accounting and control, agribusiness, banking, business and economic history, finance, information technology, international business, marketing, and management education.
Horn Library Babson College - The Navigator at Horn Library is the library's guide to help you select and use the best Internet, Babson Desktop and print information resources for your research project.
Houghton Library - The primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts. The collections of the Houghton Library focus on the study of Western civilization. Materials relating to American, Continental, and English history and literature comprise the bulk of these collections and include special concentrations in printing, graphic arts, and the theatre. The collections encompass diverse holdings such as ostraca, daguerreotypes, and the working papers of living novelists and poets. Houghton Library regularly exhibits highlights from its collections in the Edison and Newman Room. These often include the personal effects, notes, books, and other objects of interest from authors such as Copernicus, Emily Dickinson, John Keats, Edward Lear, Dante, Tennessee Williams, Goethe, Cervantes, and Lewis Carroll. Also see the Houghton Library Blog.
Library and Archives Canada - Collects and preserves Canada's documentary heritage, and makes it accessible to all Canadians. This heritage includes publications, archival records, sound and audio-visual materials, photographs, artworks, and electronic documents such as websites.
Library of Congress - Catalogs, collections, research services, publications, and tools for information professionals.
Library of Congress - The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves. The collections include more than 18 million books, 2.5 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.5 million maps, and 54 million manuscripts. Also see:
Library of Congress Authorities - Browse and view authority headings for Subject, Name, Title and Name/Title combinations; and download authority records in MARC format for use in a local library system.
Wise Guide - A portal designed to introduce you to resources available from the nation's library.
Library of the General Society of Mechanics & Trademen of the City of New York - The Library has more than 120,000 volumes of current fiction, non-fiction, trade, and technical-related research materials. The collections represent the importance placed on a broad education and illustrate urban work history. As the second oldest continuously operating library in New York City, the wealth of older books makes the library an excellent research facility.
Lilly Library - Duke University research collections for the fine arts, decorative arts, and performing arts.
Lilly Library, The - The rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.
London School of Economics: Library - The world's largest library devoted exclusively to the social sciences. Holdings are particularly rich in economics, statistics, political science and public administration.
Los Angeles Public Library - In addition to serving its own community with a central library, more than 67 branch libraries and several bookmobiles, the Los Angeles Public Library is a major resource for individuals, libraries, and other organizations throughout the U.S.
Morgan Library & Museum - Began as the private library of financier Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913). Today, it is a global institution focused on the European and American traditions, the Morgan houses one of the world's foremost collections of manuscripts, rare books, music, drawings, and ancient and other works of art.
National Library of Israel - The largest collection of publications within Israel is accessible to the public free of charge at the National Library with over 5 million volumes of books, manuscripts, periodicals, archives, maps, photographs, and audio recordings.
National Library of Wales (NLW)/Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru (LLGC) - Since 1911 NLW it has enjoyed the right to collect, free of charge, a copy of every printed work published in Britain and Ireland. In addition, it has a huge collection of works about Wales and other Celtic countries: books and pamphlets, magazines and newspapers, microforms, ephemera, and a wealth of electronic material.
New York Public Library (NYPL) - Consists of four major research libraries and 85 branch libraries located in three boroughs of New York: the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Research libraries include:
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center houses the world's most extensive combination of circulating and non-circulating reference and research materials on music, dance, theatre, recorded sound, and other performing arts.
Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (OCLC) - A nonprofit, membership, library computer service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs.
Prelinger Library - An appropriation-friendly, browsable collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals, printed ephemera and government documents.The library, located at 301 8th Street, Room 215 in San Francisco, serves readers, artists, scholars and other iconoclastic thinkers. Centered on histories of U.S. regions, culture, industry, landscape, natural history, media, and politics (and other things). Open to the public. Also see Prelinger Library Blog.
Presidential Libraries - The Presidential Library system is composed of thirteen Presidential Libraries. These facilities are overseen by the Office of Presidential Libraries, in the National Archives and Records Administration.
Radzinowicz Library - The library was founded in 1960 and named after Sir Leon Radzinowicz, the first Director of the Institute of Criminology (1959-72) and Wolfson Professor (1959-73). The library houses the most comprehensive criminology collection in the United Kingdom and is internationally recognised as a world-class criminal justice resource.
Reuther Library - Home to the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs and the Wayne State University Archives. It collects, preserves and provides access to the heritage of the American labor movement and related reform movements of the twentieth century. The collection also includes urban affairs, with particular focus on the history of metropolitan Detroit.
Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library - A division of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, is a state-of-the-art repository constructed in 1976 to house the Princeton University Archives and a highly regarded collection of 20th-century public policy papers.
Smithsonian Institution Libraries -1.5 million printed books, manuscripts, periodicals, exhibition catalogs, professional society publications, and electronic versions of rare books and exhibitions.
State Library of Victoria - The major reference and research library in Victoria, Australia, responsible for collecting and preserving Victoria's documentary heritage and making it available online, and through a range of services and programs.
Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wager Labor Archives (New York University) - Forms a unique, internationally-known center for scholarly research on Labor and the Left. The primary focus is the complex relationship between trade unionism and progressive politics and how this evolved over time. Archival, print, photograph, film, and oral history collections describe the history of the labor movement and how it related to the broader struggle for economic, social, and political change. Tamiment has one of the finest research collections in the country documenting the history of radical politics: socialism, communism, anarchism, utopian experiments, the cultural left, the New Left, and the struggle for civil rights and civil liberties. It is the repository for the Archives of Irish America, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives, and a growing Asian American labor collection.
Vatican Apostolic Library - Located in Vatican City, and formally established in 1475, it is one of the oldest libraries in the world and contains one of the world's most significant collections of historical texts. At present the Vatican Library preserves over 180,000 manuscripts (including 80,000 archival units), 1,600,000 printed books, over 8,600 incunabula, over 300,000 coins and medals, 150,000 prints, drawings and engravings and over 150,000 photographs.
Walter P. Reuther Library - The Reuther is home to the Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs and the Wayne State University Archives. It collects, preserves and provides access to the heritage of the American labor movement and related reform movements of the twentieth century. The collection also includes urban affairs, with particular focus on the history of metropolitan Detroit.
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